The latest news for National Skills Week

Workforce of the Future: Focus on Human Services
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  • November 30th, 2020

The last event for 2020! Join experts from the human services sector from 12-1pm (AEDT) Friday 4 December for a live-streamed event looking at the skills and training needed to support the aged care and disability support sectors. Now is a critical time for these sectors, and the training of a diverse, skilled and adaptable...

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Australian Training Awards 2020- Winners announced
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  • November 24th, 2020

For the first time, the Australian Training Awards was hosted online and watched across Australia. “The VET sector should be immensely proud of its achievements during a very challenging year.” Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, tonight’s Award recipients have demonstrated remarkable resilience....

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Digital Engineering Higher Apprenticeship in South Australia- applications closes soon!
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  • November 13th, 2020

Industry leaders have teamed up with Skills Lab to launch Australia’s first digital engineering apprenticeship as a firm pathway to an in-demand career The Digital Engineering Apprenticeship program seeks out passionate, technically minded school leavers to partner with top-tier businesses in a 3-year paid-to-learn training model. The first-of-kind apprenticeship has been spearheaded by SA Power Networks and developed...

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Autralian Training Awards 2020 Ceremony: Join in on the Awards night
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  • November 11th, 2020

Register now for the 2020 Australian Training Awards Presentation Event 06 Nov 2020 I hope you are as excited as I am about this year’s Australian Training Awards. All of the 2020 finalists have an exceptional story to tell. Their stories inspire people do to better, reach further and understand the value of vocational education and training...

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Update on the 2021 Worldskills National Championshi[s and Skills Show- Date Change
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  • November 11th, 2020

WorldSkills Australia   |   News   |   Update on the 2021 WorldSkills National Championships & Skills Show The year of 2020 has been a tough year full of upheaval, challenges and in some instance’s new opportunities in the way we communicate, conduct business, and continue our training and education.  In April 2020 WorldSkills Australia announced the postponement...

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Workforce of the Future event series – third livestream event happening
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  • November 4th, 2020

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot are hosting a special livestreamed event that explores the skills, training and future workforce opportunities ahead in the Mining sector. Australia’s mining industry is at the forefront of industries undergoing rapid and large-scale skills shifts as a result of changing technologies and...

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Workforce of the Future: Focus on Digital
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  • October 1st, 2020

Following on from the Workforce of the Future event held during National Skills Week, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment is holding a second live streamed panel event focusing on digital skills featuring three of Australia’s top digital experts. A highly-skilled digital workforce is essential to Australia’s future with the demand for skilled digital professionals projected...

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National Skills Week 2020 Wrap Up Newsletter
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  • September 2nd, 2020

Below, we have the National Skills Week 2020 Wrap Up Newsletter. It highlights the key webinars, podcasts and activities that happened during National Skills Week and contains links to key reports and findings that were discussed during the week. Click below to view the newsletter. National Skills Week Newsletter

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SkillsRoad 2020 Youth Review
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  • September 1st, 2020

“Creating a better normal”. SkillsRoad released their 2020 Covid-19 youth review. The report aims to arm employers, educators and parents/carers with the knowledge and tools they need to turn this pandemic into an opportunity, rather than a long-term threat. To support them to play their part to help youth navigate this difficult situation and empower...

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VET MythBusters: A parents guide to Vocational Education & Training – Video
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  • September 1st, 2020

As part of National Skills Week the Australian Parents Council presented their webinar “VET Myth Busters: A parents guide to Vocational Education and Training.” A webinar for parents wanting to know more about Vocational Education and Training. Are you worried your kid will be sent for a left-handed screwdriver? Asked to purchase a replacement bubble...

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Q&A Panel Discussion for The Digital Parents – Video
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  • September 1st, 2020

To celebrate National Skills Week, SkillsOne hosted a Q&A Skills Panel for parents or students to call in to ask questions. This covered content about vocational education, training and career pathways. The panel included: Host: Rachael Beck –  Actress Panelists:  Brian Wexham, Chief Executive Officer- SkillsOne Television and Founder- National Skills Week Luke Mangan, Australian...

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Impact of parents and schools on career pathways and choices
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  • August 28th, 2020

The Panel: Kristy McDermott is an Qld 2019 Vocational student of the year VET Alumni, and Finalist at the  Australian Training Awards (ATA). Karin Cahill is the parent of Jordan Cahill who has had success at the NSW and ATA,WorldSkills and other areas of his career. , Samantha Boreham is the Assistant Principal (Learning Innovation),...

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Where can VET take You? Opportunities Galore in VET
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    • Podcasts
  • August 28th, 2020

  Panalists: Yasmin King: CEO SkillsIQ , Cris Matkowski: 2018 – Gold Medallist – Cookery, 2019 – Skill Squad – Cookery VET Alumni . This episode explores the experience of Cris Matkowski who entered into the Apprenticeship space in commercial cookery. Straight out of school. Cris was a Gold Medal winner at the National WorldSkills...

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Episode 4: Sharon Blain’s Journey to the Top
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  • August 28th, 2020

Virtual Hair Experience: Journey to the Top, the hit online event for the hairdressing industry, will screen during National Skills Week. One of the first Australian online hairdressing events of the COVID era, Virtual Hair Experience: Journey to the Top launched on Monday, 8 June and was co-produced by Box Hill Institute and Sharon Blain Education. Its purpose...

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Episode 3: Danny Pato’s Journey to the Top
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  • August 28th, 2020

Virtual Hair Experience: Journey to the Top, the hit online event for the hairdressing industry, will screen during National Skills Week. One of the first Australian online hairdressing events of the COVID era, Virtual Hair Experience: Journey to the Top launched on Monday, 8 June and was co-produced by Box Hill Institute and Sharon Blain...

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